The horrific stories that have been all over every news channel for the past few months about school shootings are hard to watch, but in reality less than two percent of homicides of youth between the ages of five and eighteen happen at school. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), youth violence is the intentional use of physical force or power against another person, group, or community, likely to cause physical or psychological harm. Although cases of youth violence have dropped since 1992, youth violence is still the third leading cause of death of youth ages fifteen to twenty-four, and is a major problem in the United States. Youth violence is a continuing problem in the United States, and this case proves why. On October 18, 2017, five teens set out to have some fun.
Very young athletes normally can recuperate from brain injuries in a couple weeks, but some take years to disappear. Without sports in schools there would be an enormous change in the amount of these terrible head injuries. Therefore, schools should ban sports because of how many injuries they cause.
This is not an isolated incident, between 2005 and 2010, over 1,100 people under the age of 25 died from unintentional shootings and they easily could have been avoided without easy access to firearms. With greater education and storage of firearms within homes, many deaths can and should be
In accordance with David Scott, author of the article “Virginia Mc Martin Dies at 88; Figure in Case on Child Abuse”, it was suggested that this letters contaminated the case from the beginning. In the letter, they could find the name of Raymond Buckey causing hysteria among the children’s parents. Five employees of the daycare were taken into custody and charged with over 120 counts of child abuse that in the end turned to 321 charges involving 49 children. The news of the case soon spread throughout the country. Supposed allegations of child abuse began surfacing in dozens of pre-schools.
In the article, “The Myths of Bullying,” author and public issues analyzer, John Cloud, argues that bullying and its effects have been exaggerated and the ways used to combat bullying have done more harm than good. Initially, Cloud suggests that due to the media and its coverage on certain cases, bullying has been made out to be an epidemic. However, he believes that bullying is no more of a problem than it was years ago by providing the statistic “that 37% of students don’t feel safe at school. That figure has remained stable over decades.”
People should understand that it is significant to save children lives and not saving money. Although many security officers are retired policemen and/or part of the armed services, the majority of security staff in schools is composed of untrained members only expected to act as a deterrent for violent events not as a significant piece to act in the case of an event such as shooting. Most teenagers need psychological assistance like Adam Lanza. At start of
This puts it into the reader’s minds that these juveniles are indeed not yet adults, and therefore should not be tried as such. Lundstrom also uses statistics that prove that juvenile crime is down, that “the nation’s juvenile arrest for murder fell 68 percent from 1993 to 1999, hitting its lowest level since 1966, according to the Justice Department. The juvenile arrest rate for violent crime overall fell 36 percent from 1994 to 1999.”(19) The reason why she adds this is because, in a previous paragraph, Dan Macallair from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice in San Francisco stated that “We’ve created this image tht teenagerrs are something to be feared,”(16) proving that the crime rate for these teens have dropped dramatically, showing that adolescents are not as violent as they once were.
Power of Bullying “Did you know that bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University?” (“Bullying Statistics”). Bullying has become an increasingly popular topic in high schools and middle schools across the country. Throughout the nation there are many schools, organizations, and websites that are used to inform students and teachers about the effects of bullying. But, is only talking about the effects of bullying enough to stop it?
Families are in utter distress, especially for the safety of their loved ones. Some people are insisting on laws that will restrict guns with the hope of a safer environment. Allowing the majority of citizens to carry guns gives the impression of a fearful society.
The 26 Lives that Changed America On December 14th, 2012 the United States of America broadcasted the third deadliest massacre by one man alone of 26 lives. (Wikipedia) Bullets rang through the halls of Sandy Hook Elementary School that morning, murdering 20 children and 6 adults. Each child had a name, a family, and a future they never got to fulfil. During the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre, parents were terrified of the possibility their kid could be next.
Many people can recover from the crippling mental illness that occupies their body, allowing them to become functioning, law-abiding citizens in our society. I believe that if he had continued his treatment until at least his mid-twenties, which is the time that a man’s brain begins the end of the developmental process. If this were to have been the case with Adam Lanza, many people would still be alive today. Taking a case as extreme as the Sandy Hook Elementary School Mass Murder can be used in school systems around the world in order to prevent such tragic happenings such as the Sandy Hook murders. When looking at the symptoms of a potential threat, many schools can become more aware and safe by giving treatment to those who need it.
Out of Ennis High School’s 345 students class of 2013 graduates, 43 of them were disabled. This means that out of every graduating class, about 12 percent of them are disabled. The disabled students have a graduation rate of over ninety percent, which is two percent higher than the state average for non-disabled. However, Ennis ISD has a tendency to hold back their disabled students, especially in kindergarten, where nearly one-third of them are retained, and first and second grade. These retention rates are way higher than the state averages, but this leads to almost all of them graduating, so this policy must be
Around 2013 the exact same survey was taken and citizens overestimated the percentage again by more than a factor of two. As if this wasn’t enough. African Americans are thought of being lethargic or lazy. In 2008 , only about 40 percent of Americans thought black people were hardworking, while 60 percent of other Americans classified Latinos as “hard workers”. Although these studies were taken almost eight years ago, this image is increasingly
5. Challenge According to the school enrollment data collect: students were enrolled in the Cape Breton School decline over these years is nearly twice the provincial average . Since 1970, total enrollment has declined , for an average decline of 2.6% annually per year over the past 42 years. CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY (CBU)